Longing


Drama
Drama

This is a story about parenthood, about the desire to be a parent and the involvement that come with it: identification and honor. This is a journey that creates near-laboratory conditions for the examination of hidden aspects of parenthood.


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Longing

A Film by: Savi Gabizon

(Israel, 2017, 103 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Shai Avivi, Asi Levy, Neta Riskin, Yoram Toledano, Shiri Golan, Ella Armony, Shimon Mimran ).

Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and    went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will change his life forever. This is a journey that    creates laboratory-like conditions to explore the hidden aspects of parenthood beyond giving and responsibility. Most of all, this is a very sad comedy. 

 FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS 

*   Israeli Academy Award for Best Screenplay

*  3 Israeli Academy Award Nominations 

*  Jerusalem International Film Festival - Audience Award and Best Script Award

*  Toronto International Film Festival - Official Selection

*  Venice Days - Venice Internationale Film Festival - Opening Film

*  Montreal Israeli FF - Best Film and Best Screenplay Awards 2018

*  Paris Israeli FF - Audience Award for Best Feature Film 2019

*  PKF Italy 2017

*  UK JFF 2018

*  Savannah JFF 2019

*  Denver JFF 2019

*  Santa Barbara JFF 2019

* Detroit JFF 2019